A plasma assay for Alzheimer’s could radically speed up screening for clinical trials; alas, competing assays don’t measure the same thing.
In mouse models of tauopathy, microglia populations are far from binary. Different activation stages emerge at different phases of disease, some marked by viral defense pathways.
New drug application is first for Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. since 2003, and first based on amyloid hypothesis.
New synaptic profiling and imaging techniques are enabling scientists to zero in on synaptic proteins, including phospho-tau, that make the difference between clinical Alzheimer’s and resilience.
Two cohorts—IDEAS and WHIMS—show Aβ accumulation and brain shrinkage in cognitively normal and impaired elderly who were exposed to levels of air pollution even within current EPA limits.
At CTAD, intranasal insulin trial stumbles, pioglitazone gets a postmortem, a RAGE inhibitor tries to hang on.
Researchers found that bits of tau from the protein’s microtubule-binding region can be detected in the cerebrospinal fluid. These, not phospho-tau or total tau, reflect neurofibrillary tangles in the Alzheimer’s brain.
Topline results suggested that the anti-inflammatory treatment stabilized cognition and function over six months. The trial did not include biomarkers.
Confronting unprecedented challenges this past year, scientists found ways to tide their research over and keep clinical trials mostly on track.
Plaque-busting antibodies reset the time course of amyloid accumulation, but so far provide only hints of a clinical benefit in mild AD. Good news: once gone, plaque stays gone for a while.
Changes in the composition of the cerebrospinal fluid and synapses may reveal novel insights into AD pathology.
In cultured cells, lysosomal activity was necessary to enable tau seeds to break out of internalized exosomes and trigger the aggregation of tau in the cytosol.
Online training for use of Amyvid, the first FDA-approved Aβ imaging ligand, is now up and running,even as a task force convened by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the Alzheimer's Association scrambles to formulate some expert guidelines on how ...
As populations age worldwide and the number of people with dementia is set to soar over the next few decades, a crisis in eldercare looms. At the same time, the use of personal technology—smartphones, tablets, wearable monitors—is exploding. Can ...
A $40 million multicenter biomarker study for Parkinson disease progression is off and running, with enrollment underway at 10 of 18 sites in the U.S. and Europe. In design and operation, the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) ...